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adey m

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adey m last won the day on May 11 2018

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About adey m

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  • Birthday 02/29/1960

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  1. Thanks Ray hard to believe that the 10 year old in the photo had already built quite a number of FROG kits by then, mainly from the village Post Office . regards, adey
  2. Does this take you back Ray .................... regards, adey
  3. As we were talking earlier about the clear spinning prop disc included with this model if you look carefully at the contents of this kit you can make out the clear prop disc at bottom left with the spinner just left of the lowest small roundel on the decal sheet.
  4. happy memories ....................... adey
  5. It was Christmas 1970 in Alderton and the garden lay covered in snow. I had just built my AIRFIX Typhoon and my brother's AIRFIX Hurricane which we had found in our Christmas stockings. I could not wait for the village Post Office to reopen as I had my interest on a bagged FROG Tempest in their window, it would go with my Typhoon. The Tempest was moulded in a lovely light grey plastic with two fabulous FROG decal options, a splendid choice of underwing stores.....drop tanks, bombs or rockets.........and a optional clear propeller disc................... oh choices, choices............. and the Pink Panther show was on the television " it's the pink pink panther, the pink pink panther, have you ever seen a panther so pink ............. " happy times .................
  6. I don't think I can wait for the FROG Squad GB to start ...................
  7. Here is a pilot's seat in a Shackleton AEW 2, I believe the seats in the MR3 were the same. Note the flip-down armrest. Hope this helps Pete. adey
  8. Hi Dave, and all you other FROG fans out there, things are rather quiet on the modelling front at present, due mainly to me rediscovering my passion for motorbikes.................... When I was in my teens my motorbike was a means for getting into Scarborough from our village and visiting the model shops. ........ which are all gone now. I remember riding into town after Sixth Form College one afternoon and parking my bike outside the model shop on Bar Street.......... now gone and Bar Street is now a pedestrian precinct ......... and coming away with a FROG DH Hornet. ........ and the time I strapped a Lindberg Victor to my bike and worried how I was going to smuggle the big box past my stepfather when I got home...................... But I am enjoying keeping an eye on the proceedings. kind regards ...... adey
  9. Looks like there is going to be some good old fashioned modelling taking place.
  10. Which one are you going to build first Chris ? .............................
  11. Thank you Chris very much. Plenty of fascinating detail such as the horizontally joined fuselage halves and the photographs showing the camera mountings and the dorsal turret installation. Kind regards Adey
  12. Fantastic to see a Coronado built up so well, a subject that you do not see often if hardly ever. And again great to see that Mach 2 models can be built up into something impressive that other kit producers will not entertain. Thank you J- W. best regards adey
  13. I bought this model last year at the Northern Model Show at North Shields because it just happened to appeal to me for some reason and I like aeroplanes with fixed undercarriages. When I started researching these aeroplanes on the internet I then discovered that the Royal Canadian Air Force had used them for coastal patrol work and as trainers during the Second World War so I decided that I would convert my model into one of those. I did not realise then that Special Hobby would later release a Canadian version ............. damn it The model contained beautifully moulded parts in a soft grey plastic with many options for the undercarriage skirts. Windows configuration had to be altered. Using photographs from the internet I was able to modify the cabin interior. Rear ventral gunners/ photography position and bomb aiming position under cockpit has been added. Bomb aiming window has been cut out. A FROG pilot takes pride of place on the flight deck. This photograph shows the ventral gun position and camera mountings. This photograph shows the flight deck and the lower bomb aiming position. Construction well under way. I have added exhausts from plastic tube and an exhaust ring. Decision made about which undercarriage skirts to use and wing landing lights drilled out. Model being brush painted with Vallejo Aluminium. By this time I had also acquired a Canadian version of the kit hence the colour guide instructions. I have modified the exhausts arrangement and added loading doors, wing tip navigation lights, gun panel and gun port in starboard wing and gun sight. Time to decide on a weapons load. These bombs and racks are from the Canadian kit, but unfortunately they are OVER SCALE, more like 1/48 scale and this is not the first time that Special Hobby have made this silly error..............1/48 scale seat belts supplied for their 1/72 scale Balliol for example .................... Bomb load shown to the correct scale ............................. Finally finished using decals from the Canadian kit. And that has been my Special Hobby RCAF Northrop Vickers Delta. Thanks for looking. Adey
  14. The most amazing and realistic model I have seen in 1/72 scale. regards, adey
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